Re: Newb Short bus owner:)..
thanks guys. I'm at the point of my conversion where all my plans (wiring, carpentry, layout) are done, and in the process of contracting my help (for welding my roof rack/platform, wiring my appliances, and carpentry work for the cabinets, floor etc. The work I am doing is of course the paint..I have decided to do a candy mandarin orange of a nice silver metal flake, and lots of airbrushed woodgrain (google it..I do a killer feaux woodgrain effect i love it) and am doing the inside 90% in feaux woodgrain. The roof will look like planked teak, and every accessory and stuff will be woodgrain with accents of pearl white and the custom orange. My best friend owns an upholstrey shop, so we're thinking like a peanut butter suede leather and black. This thing is going to be so sweet I cant wait. I have to finish some work (customers jobs) first and plan to really dig into the bus first week of next month, and go 24/7 until october when I plan to hit the road. I couldnt ever consider doing this on a short timeline, but its a shortbus, and I'm not going crazy with a bathroom, grey/black tanks, tons of appliances. In the bus will only be a small sink and reefer fridge, lights, tvs and the AC unit. I am pulling a pop up camper that is gutted and will house my porto toilet, camp stove, camp shower etc and will have all my storage and clothes etc. I couldnt do this setup without a trailer it's making the build much easier. Im glad the bus runs so superb, all I had to do was replace the heater core, and the rest of the bus is ready to hit the road (brakes new, tires, tranny and motor has 167k but my awesome mechanic said it runs so great dont bother rebuilding I'll be fine). I'll be updating like a madman here shortly with tons of pics..I am literally putting everything I have in way of resources and time into this rig it will be my pride and joy..actually it already is Im going to have a hard time parking it to tear down because I been driving it more than my daily driver lol..